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First Vintage books edition.

A powerful study of the women's liberation movement in the U.S., from abolitionist days to the present, that demonstrates how it has always been hampered by the racist and classist biases of its leaders. From the widely revered and legendary political activist and scholar Angela Davis.--Publisher website.

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  • 0 of 3 copies available at Westchester Library System.

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1 current hold with 3 total copies.
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White Plains Public Library 305.42 D (Text)
Nonfiction
31544200870202
Checked out
11/12/2020
Yonkers Grinton I. Will Library 305.3409 D (Text)
Nonfiction
31035161892293
Checked out
11/09/2020
Yonkers Riverfront Library 305.3409 D (Text)
Nonfiction
31035161892301
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Record details

  • ISBN: 0394713516
  • ISBN: 9780394713519
  • Physical Description: 271 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First Vintage books edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1983.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published: New York : Random House, ©1981.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
1. The legacy of slavery: standards for a new womanhood -- 2. The anti-slavery movement and the birth of women's rights -- 3. Class and race in the early women's rights campaign -- 4. Racism in the woman suffrage movement -- 5. The meaning of emancipation according to black women -- 6. Education and liberation: black women's perspective -- 7. Woman suffrage at the turn of the century: the rising influence of racism -- 8. Black women and the club movement -- 9. Working women, black women and the history of the suffrage movement -- 10. Communist women -- 11. Rape, racism and the myth of the black rapist -- 12. Racism, birth control and reproductive rights -- 13. The approaching obsolescence of housework: a working-class perspective.
Summary, etc.:
A powerful study of the women's liberation movement in the U.S., from abolitionist days to the present, that demonstrates how it has always been hampered by the racist and classist biases of its leaders. From the widely revered and legendary political activist and scholar Angela Davis.--Publisher website.
Action Note:
committed to retain 20160630 20310630 EAST http://eastlibraries.org/retained-materials This title retained by Wesleyan University Library on behalf of the Eastern Academic Scholars Trust (EAST) print archive
Subject: African Americans > History.
Sexism > United States.
Racism > United States.
United States > Race relations.
United States > Economic conditions > 1971-1981.


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